18 Arab countries are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.. This is the ranking of countries in terms of the number of sites

طقس العرب GO 2022-09-26 2022-09-26T05:21:35Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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18 Arab countries are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.. This is the ranking of countries in terms of the number of sites

Weather of Arabia - The list of World Heritage sites includes places from the world that have a distinct universal value and importance to cultural or natural heritage, or both, and these sites are included in the list of World Heritage sites based on many criteria.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), cultural heritage means “the inheritance of tangible and intangible belongings belonging to a group or community that has the legacies of previous generations, that have survived to the present, and that are donated to future generations.”

Most Arab countries are rich in many heritage sites, which are registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here we review the most important heritage sites in 18 Arab countries and the years in which they were registered on the international list.

1- Morocco

It occupies the first place among the Arab countries with 9 mixed sites:

  • The city of Fez 1981
  • Marrakesh 1985
  • Ait Ben Haddou Palace 1987
  • Meknes city 1996
  • Tetouan city 1997
  • Laila Al-Athari 1997
  • Essaouira city 2001
  • Mazagan City 2004
  • Rabat, the modern capital and the historical city 2012

2- Tunisia

It occupies second place with 8 sites, including 7 mixed sites and one cultural, namely:

  • El Jem Roman Amphitheater 1979
  • The old city of Tunis 1979
  • Archaeological Carthage 1979
  • The Punic city of Kerkouane and its cemetery 1985
  • Sousse city 1988
  • Kairouan 1988
  • 1997 . Accuracy
  • Ichkeul National Park 1980 (Cultural)

3- Algeria

It has 7 heritage sites, of which 6 are mixed, and a natural site:

  • Bani Hammad Castle 1980
  • Tipaza 1982
  • Timgad 1982
  • "Beautiful" 1982
  • Tasili n'Ajjer 1982
  • The Kasbah of Algiers 1992
  • One is M'zab Valley 1982 (natural site)

("beautiful" website)

    4- Egypt

    It owns 7 heritage sites, including 6 mixed sites, and one cultural site, which are:

    • Apomina website 1979 (registered under threat)
    • Islamic Cairo 1979
    • The ancient city of Thebes and its cemetery 1979
    • Landmarks of Nubia from Abu Simbel to Philae 1979
    • Memphis and its cemetery in the Al-Ahram area from Giza to Dahshur 1979
    • Saint Catherine District 2002
    • One cultural site is Whale Valley 2005 (cultural site)

    (The ancient city of Thebes and its cemetery)

    5- Jordan

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    It has 6 heritage sites, 4 of which are mixed, and a natural site:

    • Petra (1985)
    • Qusair Amra (1985)
    • Mother of Lead (2004)
    • Wadi Rum Reserve (2011)
    • Baptism Site (2015)
    • Al-Salt - City of Tolerance and the Origins of Urban Hospitality (2021)

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    6- Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia has 6 sites on the list, they are:

    • Al Hajar - Mada'in Saleh 2008
    • At-Turaif neighborhood in Diriyah 2010
    • Historic Jeddah, Makkah Al-Mukarramah 2014
    • Rock art in the Hail region 2015
    • Al-Ahsa Oasis 2018
    • Cultural Fever District (2021)

    (Al-Ahsa Oasis)

    7- Sultanate of Oman

    It has 6 mixed heritage sites:

    • The site of Bahla Fort 1987
    • Historic sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ain 1988
    • Frankincense Land 2000
    • Irrigation Systems - Aflaj 2006
    • The Historic City of Qalhat 2018
    • Arabian Oryx Sanctuary 1994

    8- Syria

    It has 6 "at risk" sites:

    • Old city of Damascus 1979
    • The old city of Bosra 1980
    • Palmyra site 1980
    • The old city of Aleppo 1986
    • Castle of the Knights and Citadel of Salah al-Din 2006
    • The site of the ancient villages in northern Syria 2011

    9- Iraq

    It has 6 heritage sites, 4 of which are mixed under danger:

    • Hatra 1985
    • Ashur "Eastern Citadel" 2003
    • The ancient city of Samarra 2007
    • Erbil Citadel 2014
    • Natural "Marsh" site (2016)
    • Babel (2019)

    10- Lebanon

    It has 5 mixed cultural and natural sites, namely:

    • Baalbek (1984)
    • Byblos (1984)
    • "Photos" (1984)
    • Anjar (1984)
    • Wadi Qadisha or the Sacred Valley and the Cedars of the Lord Forest (1998)

    ("Photo" area)

    11- Libya

    Owns 5 mixed sites at risk are:

    • Sparta Archaeological Site 1982
    • Shahat Qurayna Archaeological 1982
    • Leptis Magna 1982
    • Tadrart Acacus rock 1985
    • The old city of Ghadames 1986

    (Sparta archaeological site)

    12- Yemen

    He has 4 sites, 3 of which are mixed under danger, they are:

    • Old Shibam and its wall 1982
    • Old Sana'a 1986
    • The historic city of Zabid 1993
    • Socotra Archipelago 2008 (Cultural)

    (The ancient city of Shibam and its wall)

    13- Palestine

    Palestine has 3 mixed “cultural/natural” sites under threat:

    • The site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ, including the Church of the Nativity and the Way of Pilgrims, Bethlehem, and registered on the World Heritage List 2012
    • The country of olives and vines - a cultural landscape in southern Jerusalem - Battir, recorded in 2014
    • The Old City of Hebron and recorded in 2017.

    (The country of olives and vines)

    14- Sudan

    He owns 3 heritage sites:

    • Jebel Barkal and the Nubian Region Sites 2003
    • Archaeological sites on the island of Meroe 2011
    • One cultural site is "Squirrel National Marine Sanctuary, Dungenab Island Bay National Marine Park in Mukawar Island" 2016.

    (Sanjab National Marine Sanctuary and Dungunab Island Bay National Marine Park in Mukwar Island)

    15- Bahrain

    It has two mixed sites:

    • "Pearling Fishing, Island Economy Certificate" 2012
    • "Bahrain Fort" is an old port and the capital of Dilmun 2005

    16- Mauritania

    You have two websites:

    • 1989 Bank Dargoin National Park Cultural Site
    • "Old Wadan, Chingiti, Chit and Walata Palaces" Mixed 1996.

    17- UAE

    It has one mixed site registered in 2011, Al Ain Al Thaqafia: Hafeet, Heli, Bida Bint Saud and Al Wahat Areas.

    18- Qatar

    It has only one mixed site registered in 2013 which is Al Zubarah Archaeological Site.

    While 4 Arab countries do not have any heritage sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Djibouti, Somalia, Comoros, and Kuwait.

    This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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